Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Posted by: Cycling Southland

Greetings everyone for another week and what a cracking week it has been with a stunner of a New Year Cycling Series to launch 2014 and some outstanding results from our guns at the World Cup in Mexico!

Huge congrats to Tom ‘Scud’ Scully on his Madison gold with mate Paddy Bevin – Yehaaa! Also great work by 10sec Flying Lapper and Omnium 5th placing to Cam Karwowski, and our print duo of Eddie and Matt who both featured strongly in the men’s sprint finals Read all the racing wrap here.  Finally, today the World Cup points standings have just been released and Eddie has earned the award as leading sprinter with the most points racked up Read more here Great stuff guys!

Meanwhile, a big thumbs up to all who took part in the ILT New Year Track Carnival, Ascot Park Hotel Criterium and Gore to Invercargill Classic over the past four days – that includes, riders, supporters, families, coaches and especially – our once again, ever awesome volunteers – who know we cannot run these events without you!. Thank you very much everyone. There has been some tremendous racing throughout these events and well done to you all helping 2014 kick off in style. Remember to check out the racing results/reports and great photos from Dianne Manson (Carnival) and Robyn Jordan (Gore to Invercargill) online and on Facebook It was fantastic to have riders from as far as Scotland and Australia involved in the event. Great to have you in the south for a few months Michael Astell, Gus Gillies and Patrick – welcome and good luck with your training!

Coaching Forum – Tuesday 4 Feb 6pm-7pm
Trying to squeeze in a Coaching Forum is  tough at this time of the year, with training or racing on every night of the week!

I think the best we are going to get is an info filled power hour prior to racing on a Tuesday.  This time round the forum is going to focus on speed work (relevant as we build up to Nationals) and we will also touch on ‘walking the line’ (calling for pursuits) as well as a quick visit to Training Peaks – what this is and what it involves.

Those who are keen to come along can let Dale know at 

Vital Signs Tour de Lakes
Following the Track Nationals in March, the next key event on the calendar will be the evergreen in cycling calendar popularity – the Easter Tour. Read all about it here and get your registrations in now!

Road Racing
Cycle Surgery Wednesday Worlds are off to a great start again, so don’t forget to join in each Wednesday, reporting at 6pm for a 6.30pm race start.

This weekend is the Distinction Hotels Milford Mountain Classic, which should be another great day, so good luck to all taking part and don’t forget to get along support them if you can

The following weekend we kick off our Summer Road Racing Programme with the Donovan Graded Points Race on February 1. Keep an eye out for the online registration, which is imminent! View here and download race programme 

Track Cycling
The track will be pretty busy over the coming weeks leading up to Track Nationals with many squads squeezing in additional sessions so don’t forget to keep an eye on the weekly schedules here. A reminder to Under 19 Squad that you have an additional session 2-3.30pm this Thursday and Under 17 Squad have Saturday 3-5pm and Sunday 10-12pm this week. 

Do You Know?
Who should fill the gap in the missing MacLean Cup Trophy Winners? 

International Night of the Stars
Read all about this popular Wanganui event here 

Membership and Licencing 2014
A reminder that you need to have a current membership/licencing if you are racing in road events or in track events. View the details here and let Melissa know if you need any help or have any queries at all View details here

Trading Post
Don’t forget that you are welcome to buy, sell and exchange cycling goods online through our club website ‘Trading Post’ View here Just send details/jpeg images of items to Melissa with all details and remember to advise when the goods have sold or the deal is done so the website can be updated.

So that’s it for this instalment,  be good, keep up the training for those Track Nationals and may the weekend be a pleasant one for everyone – only four sleeps to go!
Take care on the bike

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